Dows, Olin (American, 1904-1981). UNTITLED (MEN WITH RUGS AND H - MEXICO). Woodblock print, 1933. Edition, if any, not known. Signed in pencil and dated "33" 3 5/8 X 9 1/8 inches (image), 6 x 11 inches (sheet). In excellent condition.
Dows was born in New Jersey. He attended Harvard College from 1922 to 1925, when he also took classes in art and architecture at MIT. He went to Paris to study painting, and on his return he transferred to Yale University to study art. He later studied at the Art Students League in New York. These woodcuts were made during a period in the early 1930s when he traveled to Mexico.
Dows was active as an administrator in the Federal Arts Project during the Depression, in which capacity heapproved contracts for murals and art work to Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, John Stuart Curry, Philip Evergood, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Max Weber and Grant Wood, and he himseld painted several murals for Post Offices under this program.
Inventory # 14243

Price: $2,500.00